Categories

Cookery Courses

View our range of short and long Bath-based vegetarian and vegan cookery courses running throughout the year.

View cookery courses

Gift Vouchers

Buy gift vouchers for our vegetarian and vegan cooking courses in our online shop.

Buy a gift voucher today
 

Twitter

Summer Syrups and Fruit Puddings

The summer fruits are ripe and they don't last long, so now is the time to gather fragrant flowers, fruits and herbs to make homemade syrups which you can turn into delicious beverages, cocktails, and of course, lush summer puddings. Read on for our favourite recipes for summer syrups and summer puddings, all of which are easy to make a delicious way to celebrate the fruits of summer! 

Summer Syrups

Herbs and flowers can be turned into beautiful and versatile sweet syrups.  At the cookery school we love trying out new flavour combinations such as elderflower, mint, lavender, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, rosewater and orange blossom. To make a syrup, the general approach is to infuse hot water with your chosen flower and/or herb, then add sugar. You'll need at least a 60% sugar solution, so for every litre of water you add 600g of sugar (with this quantity of sugar the cordial won’t ferment). Using this formula, you can either make a small amount for one dish or a larger amount to keep (recommended!). Syrups should be stored in sealable bottles, which have been sterilized before use.


Strawberries in mint and rosewater syrup 

For inspiration, try these favourite recipes for summer syrups: 


Lydia's Amazing Elderflower Cake

Summer Puddings

One of our favourite ways to make use of summer syrups is in seasonal puddings! Here are a few favourites, making use of the best of summer fruits, including gooseberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

http://demuths.co.uk/rachels-blog/article/vegan-vanilla-cashew-ice-cream-with-elderflower-berry-jelly
Vegan Elderflower Jelly with Vanilla Cashew Ice Cream


You can find more summer recipes in our recipe collection.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram where we are chatting about all things foodie and, if you like this post, please share it!

To keep up to date with events and goings on at the cookery school sign up for our newsletter.

Comments